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CBSE wants schools to frame rules after teachers complain about salaries

Concerned over complaints received from private school teachers across the country over payment of partial salary and delay in disbursement of salary and allowances, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked affiliated schools to frame service rules and follow them. “A number of complaints have been received against affiliated schools alleging payment of partial salary, delay in disbursement of salary and allowances, promotion and non-availability of welfare measures for teachers, retaining the teachers after schools hours, engaging them in the non-education activities etc. As a result, the teachers…

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CAT 2017 notification likely to appear in newspapers on July 30

The official notification for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 — the gateway to the Indian Institute of Management and other leading B-schools of the country — is likely to appear in newspapers on July 30. The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) will conduct the Common Admission Test this year, after a gap of nearly seven years. Professor Neeraj Dwivedi of the institute will be the convener for the exam. The exam is likely to be held either in November or early December. The online registration for CAT may begin from…

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Labour reveals its $4 billion education plan

Labour will pour an extra $4 billion dollars into the education sector over the next four years if it’s voted into Government this election. It’s promising to pump $1.8 billion into the industry to deliver more teachers and resources, provide better professional development and help the sector meet rising costs. Labour leader Andrew Little said “After years of underfunding for education including a funding freeze there’s no question that the teaching profession, the schools, the education system is under pressure.” As part of the party’s education manifesto early childhood centres…

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Indian assistant prof and solar energy expert selected as ‘young scientist’ to address BRICS meeting in China

Hyderabad An assistant professor of a city-based University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been selected as young scientist to participate in the second BRICS meeting, scheduled from July 11-15, at Hangzhou in China. Murali Banavoth, who recently joined as an assistant professor at School of Chemistry in UoH, will be addressing on the theme titled Solar Energy in the BRICS meeting, a release from the University said today. After obtaining his Ph D, from the Indian Institute of Science, Banavoth moved to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as post-doctoral…

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DU’s second cutoff likely to dip by up to 3% points, many seats left

The second cutoff list for admissions to colleges under the Delhi University will be announced on July 1. Many colleges are likely to drop their cutoff by 0.25% to 3% points across the courses. The admission under the second cutoff list will start on July 1 and will continue till July 4. At Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), admission to Economic (Hons) in general and OBC categories will be closed, but BCom (Hons) will have a second list. “The drop will not be much. There is a possibility of…

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CBSE NEET 2017: Bathinda girl, Nikita Goyal, bags AIR 8

Bringing laurels to Bathinda, Nikita Goyal secured eighth rank in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), result of which was declared on Friday. She is the only girl in top 10 ranks. Elated over success Nikita said that she kept herself away from social media for the past two years and concentrated only on her studies. She said her brother Nikhil Goyal who secured 142 rank in Joint Entrance Examination in 2015 and is student of computer science engineering in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, is her inspiration. “I worked hard but…

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